Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Loaded for lunch - Loaded Cauliflower Bowls

This is what I had for lunch last week - loaded cauliflower bowls. My coworkers were actually sick of me exclaiming over how much I loved my lunch every day.

It couldn't have been easier to prepare, and it was mildly healthy to boot. Even better, you can make it healthier if that's your bag.

Ingredients 
3 bags frozen cauliflower (you can use fresh, I had frozen on hand)
about 1/2 cup of cooked, chopped bacon (more or less to taste)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 TBS butter
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder

Directions
Steam cauliflower in microwave according to directions. If you're using fresh, steam for 5 minutes, stir, steam for another 5. Drain well.

Put cauliflower, sour cream, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl. Using an immersion blender or potato masher, mix and mash. I used the immersion blender and left my cauliflower a little chunky, because I like it like that. Divide among containers if using for lunch.

Top with bacon, cheese, and green onion. If serving right away, throw it in the oven for a few to melt the cheeses. Otherwise, pop it into the microwave at lunch and enjoy!

And hey - thank a veteran - today and every day.

What's your favorite healthy-ish lunch?
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32 comments:

  1. I am so making this. I love cauliflower, a staple when I am really hard core paleo. And what a great way to meal prep a whole bunch of lunches at a time! Thanks Steph!

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  2. YUM, this looks delicious and healthy win win!

    I'm thanking ALL the VETS today.

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  3. Looks delicious! Definitely want to try this.
    So thankful for the vets!

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  4. Why have I never thought of this?! This is a great idea.

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  5. I'm not normally a cauliflower fan - not sure why but when it's loaded with all that goodness i have to try it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. I do love cauliflower, but was this stinky the next day? I feel like any time you make cauliflower, it starts to smell the next day even if it is still good. Did your coworkers hate you? Lololol.

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  7. I love subbing cauliflower for potatoes, and this looks delicious!

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  8. Thanks to all the Veterans! I set my intention on the 11-11-2015 day of the New Moon for peace and love and prosperity and serenity and happiness to all veterans and those still serving and their loved ones. Let not one be homeless or poor or untreated for anything related to serving their country. Let them enjoy the life -long benefits of the Congress who sent them to war. Thanks to the Universe for making this happen!!
    NIce recipe, too! Love, Your Momma

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  9. We don't use cauliflower enough...but these look delicious!! I love when it's roasted too...mmmm!

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  10. i really really need to start being healthier...

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  11. Looks yummy! I will have to try these!!

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  12. Cauliflower is the new kale apparently - its everywhere
    Good think I love it - in all its forms!

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  13. This looks delish! I really need to start using cauliflower more :)

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  14. Hello delicious!!! Mashed potato bowls are the greatest thing ever... and now these. YES! You keep even use parsnips!

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  15. What?! This looks amazing! I never would have thought to use cauliflower!
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  16. I really wish I liked cauliflower. I may still try it. Maybe this is the way I can actually handle eating it?!?! It looks delicious!

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  17. Sounds good and I would prefer this to a loaded potato any day!

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  18. This sounds so good and you can get really creative with the toppings.

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  19. Sooooooooooooooooooo pinning and making these. YUM!

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  20. this looks so good. i have never had cauliflower like this. sounds delish!

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  21. I keep pinning cauliflower recipes because I tell myself I should really make it a point to eat more of it, but then I always forget when I go to the store. This looks so good though. Putting cauliflower on my grocery list as we speak and hopefully I'll remember to actually use it next week. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Ohhhh this is a brilliant idea!

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  24. That's a great idea! Have you ever riced cauliflower? I'm intrigued.
    God bless our veterans, indeed!

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  25. Think it would be good w/o bacon? I loved loaded baked potatoes w/o bacon because duh, sour cream & cheese. Maybe we'll check this out. Now that I have an immersion blender, there's no stopping me.

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  26. I don't like cauliflower, but I've never actually made it all mashed up or as a pizza crust. I definitely need to try this! There's so much else going on, I'm sure it's good.

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  27. I love cauliflower! This sounds delicious!!!!!

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  28. If I use plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream, then I think it really is super healthy. Will give this a try, thanks!

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  29. Does it have a loaded baked potato flavor to it?

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  30. Oh yum! I will definitely have to try this soon!

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